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Controllers at the LA Center lost contact with airplanes for 15 minutes on Tuesday when a backup generator failed during a power outage. Power outages at LaGuardia caused American and Delta to cancel dozens of flights...

A lightweight engine, the two-cylinder, four-stroke 60-hp HKS 700E, made in Japan, has met the ASTM consensus standard for use in light-sport aircraft...

The pilot of an Ohio police helicopter died at the controls while making the final preflight checks on Monday, apparently from a heart attack...

A vintage Hawker Hunter M-58 military jet crashed Sunday after taking off from the Oregon International Air Show. Pilot Robert Guilford, 73, a California attorney who owned the aircraft, was killed...

Pilot Baron Tayler is flying a powered parachute from coast to coast this summer to promote the sport. Tayler was inspired to follow his dreams seven years ago after a sudden aneurysm nearly killed him...

Cessna didn't show its Mustang light jet at Farnborough, but said it remains on track for FAA certification by the end of this year. The three flying copies have accumulated more than 1,400 flight hours in more than 850 flights...

Matt McDaniel and Dr. Bruce Kaufmann raised $12,120 for the pediatric neurosurgery unit at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and set a flight record, taking 17 hours to land at all 102 public-use, paved airports in Wisc....

Lycoming has delivered a new Competition Series Thunderbolt Engine, an Experimental AEIO-580, to pilot Michael Goulian. The engine was installed in an Extra 300SHP, and has flown in the Red Bull Air Races.